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come about, (1) to veer round Mer.V. II. vi. 64 “the wind is about,” (2) to turn out to be true Rom. I. iii. 45 “how a jest shall about” ; come behind for the purpose of attacking 2H6 IV. vii. 87; come by, to get hold of, become possessed of (freq.) Tp. II. i. 300, Mer.V. I. ii. 9, Cæs. II. i. 259; come forth, to be published Tim. I. i. 26; come in, (1) to make a pass or home-thrust, get within the opponent's guard 1H4 II. iv. 245, 2H4 III. ii. 306; (2) to give in, yield, relent John V. ii. 70; come near (see NEAR); come off, (1) to escape, get clear (freq.); to leave the field of combat, retire from an engagement John V. v. 4, H5 III. vi. 79, Cor. I. vi. 1 “we are off Like Romans” ; (2) to come to the issue, turn out Meas. II. i. 58, Tim. I. i. 30; (3) to pay, disburse Wiv. IV. iii. 12 “I'll make them pay . . . they must off” ; come over, (1) to surpass Ado V. ii. 7 “In so high a style . . . that no man living shall over it” ; (2) to come as an overshadowing or overmastering influence, take possesion of (fig.) H5 I. ii. 267, Oth. IV. i. 20 “it c-s o'er my memory” ; (3) to light upon Tim. III. ii. 86 “Nor came any of his bounties over me” ; come up, (1) to take rise, come into fashion 2H6 IV. ii. 11 “since gentlemen came up” ; (2) to rise “to” Wint. II. i. 192; come upon, to approach Troil. IV. iii. 3 “the hour . . . Comes fast upon.”
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